Dr. Craig Hovey wins AU Excellence in Scholarship Award

04/22/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The winner of this year's Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award is Dr. Craig Hovey, Professor of Religion. 

The two semi-finalists are Dr. Chris Chartier, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Dr. John Moser, Professor of History. 

The award, which consists of a medal to be worn with regalia and a $3,000 honorarium, recognizes AU faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.  All AU faculty who have completed their third-year review (with the exception of past recipients and Trustees’ Distinguished Professors) may be nominated for the award.

To qualify, a faculty member’s scholarship must be demonstrated by outstanding scholarly contributions, including  scholarly written work, creative work and other scholarly distinctions.

Hovey, who also is the director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, joined the faculty in 2009 and teaches courses in Christian theology and ethics, including the religion courses Exploring the Bible, Exploring Christian Ethics, Faith and Society, Exploring Christian Theology, Taking Human Life, Political Theology and Seminar in Christian Theology.

Chartier, who also is the founder and director of the Psychological Science Accelerator, came to AU in 2013.  He teaches courses in General Psychology I, Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods and Social Psychology and has been published in research journals such as Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. His research interests include tacit coordination and pro-social behavior.

Moser chairs the Master of American History and Government program. He joined AU in 2001 and  teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history, including Western Civilization to 1500, Western Civilization since 1500, Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Revolution and Reaction, 20th Century Europe, Modern East Asia, and World War II . Moser has published several books and numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduvalues the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.###